House inspection

I had my annual house inspection yesterday. This is required for all rental property within Riverdale to make sure that landlords are not forcing their tenants to live in slums, I suppose. I have a terrific landlord so there was no question of that with my house.

I am always amused at what they “find” and don’t find from year to year. Last year I was required to get a fire extinguisher. This year, it was never checked. Last year, the two smoke detectors I have were adequate. This year, they want me to add a third.

I will say, however, that the woman who did the inspection was very nice and punctual. They only do inspections until 5 PM, but because of my schedule, she agreed to come by right at 5 PM and do the inspection then (when she should have been on her way home from work). It was very kind of her to do that and I really appreciated it. Even so, I had to rush home from work. I gave a presentation at 3 PM that got started late, naturally, and that went longer than I had planned.

But I made it.